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  • Vaccinating The World Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 4:01 PM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The headlines at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos were dominated by banking regulation and reform, the shape of the recovery and Greece's Euro crisis. But it wasn't all about government, business and the economy, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that their foundation was committing $10B over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries.

  • Who's In Davos: 2010 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    The list of speakers and attendees ranges from economists to founders of new social networking sites. Click ahead for the faces of Davos.

  • It was an extraordinary sight: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates walking around the Columbia University campus in Manhattan with CNBC's Becky Quick, and three TV cameras.  During the tour, Buffett and Gates answered Becky's questions on a wide variety of topics.  Here, for the first time in a CNBC.com exclusive, is the complete Buffett-Gates 'Columbia Walk and Talk.'

  • Warren Buffett doesn't want Congress to "fool around" with the Federal Reserve's political independence.  Here's a CNBC.com exclusive 'web extra' video clip recorded before last week's Warren Buffett & Bill Gates: Keeping America Great.

  • This is an online video of the complete CNBC Town Hall Event Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great, hosted by Becky Quick, as aired on Thursday, November 12, 2009.

  • This is the unofficial transcript of the CNBC Town Hall event Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great, taped Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Columbia University in New York City.

  • These are excerpts from the unofficial transcript of CNBC's town hall interview today (Thursday) with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates from Columbia Business School in New York City, as released by CNBC.

  • Bill Gates Has Words of Praise for His Arch-Rival Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 6:36 PM ET

    Microsoft's Bill Gates had some words of praise today for Steve Jobs, the CEO of arch-rival Apple, despite the blistering "Mac and PC" television ads that sharply, and humorously, criticize the new Windows 7 operating system.  Here's another highlight from today's taping of CNBC's Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great.

  • Disney Magic After Hours Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    In extended trade, shares of Disney surged as much as 4% after the Mouse House topped Street forecasts. What must you know before you trade this stock on Friday?

  • Warren Buffett delivered an inspirational big-money "offer" and a half-million dollar piece of advice for the hundreds of Columbia Business School students given the opportunity to attend today's CNBC Town Hall Event with Bill Gates.

  • Bill Gates: The Billionaire Philanthropist Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 3:16 PM ET
    Business mogul, chairman of Microsoft, author, philanthropist, William Henry Gates III, more commonly known as Bill Gates has left a mark in history.  Gates is most noted for being the co-founder of the software company Microsoft and recently for being named 2009’s Richest Person in America by Forbes Magazine.  With all of these achievements under his belt Gates is using the second half of his life to give back to the world.  His philanthropy work has taken his accomplishments to a new level.Cli

    With a variety of business achievements under his belt, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is using the second half of his life to give back to the world.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates answered questions from more than 700 cheering Columbia University students gathered in a campus auditorium for a 90-minute CNBC Town Hall event that will air at 9p ET tonight.  Speaking of the severe problems last fall at the height of the crisis, Buffett said, "Our economy was sputtering" and "is still sputtering some." 

  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and CNBC's Becky Quick tour the Columbia University campus before today's Town Hall Event: "Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great" at Columbia University's Business school.

    Just over one hour from now, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will appear before roughly 700 Columbia Business School students to answers questions from the "next generation" of the world's business leaders.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett has been named the 14th most powerful person in the world in a new ranking released tonight by Forbes .. but once again, he comes in behind his friend Bill Gates.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will be the 'Big Men on Campus' next month when they go to Columbia Business School to answer questions from the "next generation of business leaders" .. and CNBC's cameras will be there.  We've just announced that a one-hour special town hall event, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great, will air Thursday, November 12 at 9p and 12a ET.

  • The Best Job-Hunting Tips for Executives Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • Is Your Chronic Impatience Killing Your Business? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:30 PM ET
    Confused man

    It’s as if we each have a channel-changing remote control embedded in our restless, fidgety brains. Is someone taking too long to get to the point? Zap. Are you boring me? Click.

  • Warren Buffett and Forbes

    Warren Buffett tops the list of the biggest losers among America's richest billionaires, with an estimated $10 billion drop in his personal wealth over the past twelve months. That's the result of Berkshire Hathaway's 20 percent stock decline.  But Buffett's remaining $40 billion is still enough to maintain his number two ranking on the annual Forbes 400 ranking of the country's wealthiest people.

  • Charitable Foundations See Endowments Drop Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 3:59 AM ET
    Robin Hood Foundation

    U.S. foundations saw their investments drop by an average of 26 percent in 2008 amid the economic downturn and stock market collapse, but that hasn't slowed their charitable giving, a new survey has found.